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Can Bangladesh produce enough cereals to meet future demand?
Bangladesh faces huge challenges in achieving food security due to its high population, diet changes, and limited room for expanding cropland and cropping intensity. The objective of this study is to assess the degree to ...
An early warning system to predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia
(IOP Publishing, 2019)
Wheat rust diseases pose one of the greatest threats to global food security, including subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. The fungal spores transmitting wheat rust are dispersed by wind and can remain infectious after ...
CIMMYT Southern Africa: enhancing income, food and nutritional security through science and partnerships since 1985
“Maize is life” to many of southern Africa’s most vulnerable. While in the last 50 years the production of cereal crops in the developing world has tripled, with only a 30% increase in cultivated land area, the impact of ...
Responding to climate change
Over 90% of work at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) relates to climate change, with breeding for drought tolerance stretching back to the 1970s. Climate change is already happening. Without ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, September )
More than 60 researchers and representatives of donors, seed companies, national agricultural research systems (NARS), and non-governmental organizations from Africa and Australia gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi, during 6-8 ...